Some Southern Californians are starting to reduce their water use by 35%, starting June 1. It’s not an easy task in a region deeply flooded during a multi-year drought. , where many have demolished lawns, upgraded to more efficient equipment, and taken other steps to conserve.
But conservation we must. Typical daily water use in Southern California is about 125 gallons per person. The cuts that water regulators announced recently are looking to push the average down to about 80 gallons a day. That’s because the State Water Project – which supplies water to about 6 million people in the region – is trying to avoid even more disruptive restrictions.
“We need to put the water on because we can’t get more water at this point” for these areas in Southern California, Adel Hagekhalil, superintendent of the Metropolitan Water District, told The Times recently. “We say that the water that we have available to us is a source of water that will last until the end of the year. And we want people to help.”
So let us know how you would do it. We’ll be sharing the best tips you submit as Southern California searches for ways to use less water.
https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-05-06/how-are-you-conserving-water-during-californias-drought How are you conserving water during California’s drought?